MSI MPG Trident A 11TG in review

MSI MPG Trident A 11TG in review

Review in two minutes

DATA SHEET

Here is the MSI MPG Trident A 11TG configuration sent to TechRadar for review:

CPU: 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7-11700F (octa-core, 16 MB cache, up to 4.9 GHz turbo)
Graphic:
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti (8GB GDDR6)
R.A.M: 32GB DDR4 (3200MHz)
Storage: 1 x 512GB m.2 SSD, 1 x 1TB SSD
Optical drive: none
Ports: 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 5x USB 2.0 Type-A, 4x audio jacks, HDMI/DisplayPort (on-board), 1x HDMI/ 3x DisplayPort (on GPU)
Connectivity: 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 5.2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
Weight: 12.3 pounds (5.58 kg)
Size: 5.4 x 15.6 x 16.1 in (13.7 x 39.6 x 41 cm; W x D x H)

separating. That’s what this is: It’s something that tears our review muscles in two. Because on the one hand, the MSI Trident A 11TG is a perfect little gaming PC, a combination of a highly competent 11th Gen CPU, fast graphics processing, plenty of RAM, a lovely little chassis and (critically) everything that gets done for you. On the other hand, the Trident A’s compact design ideals mean that the end product is at least partially paralyzed. And that’s a shame.

We can trace all nagging problems to this case. While it deftly slices up each of the heat-generating core bits of a desktop PC, it seems to underestimate the heat demands of its processor. It comes with a crappy radiator, so it gets hot enough to throttle with some regularity – all this despite the fact that its fans sound so loud you’d swear the Trident would be ready at any moment.

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